Ten Gospel Verses to Keep Warm
Bible memorization is always time well spent. Whether you’re tackling extended sections, or “fighter verses” for specific sins, or passages particularly helpful in pastoral ministry, surely all Scripture memory is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction,…Continue Reading
Keller and Piper Talk C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis claimed he was no theologian. At least that wasn’t his day job. But it didn’t stop him from seriously shaping some of today’s most influential theologians.
Lewis was a world-class scholar of English literature, and a Christian layman…Continue Reading
Books Don’t Change People, Paragraphs Do
I have often said, “Books don’t change people, paragraphs do — sometimes sentences.”
This may not be fair to books, since paragraphs find their way to us through books, and they often gain their peculiar power because of the context…Continue Reading
Capturing the Heart of a Child
Training Heart Identities in Boys and Girls
Boys are different than girls. It’s plain in the Bible and plain in our everyday experience as parents.
I have five children. The first three are girls; the last two are boys. They are different! There is no question that…Continue Reading
Live for the Particular Glories of Jesus, Not a Smudge
C.S. Lewis: Christian, Writer, Scholar, Prophet
It’s hard to be a casual fan of C.S. Lewis. Many despise him for his Christianity and convictions. Many love him dearly for his brilliant mind and writing and prophetic insight.
If you’ve read enough Lewis to track with his…Continue Reading
Lay Aside the Weight of “Not Feeling Like It”
What do you not feel like doing today?
You know what I mean. It’s that thing that’s weighing on you, which you know would honor God because it obeys his law of love (John 15:12), or is a work of…Continue Reading
DOMA and the Rock
In 1996, when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I grieved with my people. I was an atheist then, and lived in a monogamous lesbian relationship, working as a tenure-track professor specializing in English literature and Queer…Continue Reading